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    TheDave's Avatar n00b
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    i need help so i can choose which OS to boot into when i start my pc

    this is XP's boot.ini

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    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows ME" /fastdetect
    ive tried several configurations but this seems to be the odd one out because the error says cant find hal.dll as opposed to the usual window cant boot to this drive.

    i dont think its a problem with ME either cos it works fine when i physically remove primary master

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    What do you need ME for?

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    oh god help me. my sides split and now i'm bleeding to death!

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    I think it's because windows ME\98\95 has to be before windows 2000\xp.

    really teh easiest way is to just install ME on the main drive then install windows XP after words onto a secondary drive.

    not sure how you can do it now.

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    yea really, what do you need ME for?? Its a total POS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McrslV
    yea really, what do you need ME for?? Its a total POS.
    its magical for an out of date pc

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    did you get the boot problem fixed? I used to dual boot, and best i remember, the oldest OS goes on first. as far as a hal.dll....beats me, never seen it

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDave
    its magical for an out of date pc
    Oh no try win 2000 instead! You'll be surprised .

    Link: http://www.dewassoc.com/support/win2000/require.htm


    As a side point stay away from sp4 critical update , I had a few problems with buddies computers on win 2000 .
    Last edited by peat moss; 11-15-2004 at 05:38 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McrslV
    did you get the boot problem fixed? I used to dual boot, and best i remember, the oldest OS goes on first. as far as a hal.dll....beats me, never seen it
    i gave up hope after reading that webpage. i dont know hoow to fiddle wth ME's boot menu

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